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Helen B. Mickel
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Presbyterian Church
    care of Doris Leverett PO Box 99
    Carlisle, NY 12031
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • The Rolphie Fund
    c/o Linda Karker 665 Bush Rd.
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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1 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry,Cindy Reisinger - Pomeroy, WA

“ALICIA, MY SYMPATHY TO YOU FOR THE PASSING OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER, YOU WERE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE YOUR GRANDMA IN YOUR LIFE FOR ALL THESE YEARS. SOME...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: JOAN MURPHY - COHOES, NY

“Being invited to several family gatherings, I had the honor of getting to know this beautiful woman through her grandchildren. What a privilege it...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Rachael Hamm - Middleburgh, NY

“We will always love you Gram/Great Gram. You were wonderful! We will not only miss you but all of your love too. (and your welsh rarbit lol) LOVE...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Stephanie Mickel-Kuiper - NY

“Kevin, Sue and Terry, my thoughts are with you. Mrs. Mickel was always happy to see me, even when Kevin and I were not exactly behaving. I...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Stephen Tissiere - Glen Allen, VA

“You will be dearly miss, Gram. Our world was a better world with you in it. R.I.P. Love, Alicia & Clint ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Alicia & Clint - Clermont, FL

“You are one of the best grams and great grams anyone could ask for. I will miss you and think of you always. Love April , Abby and Liam. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: April barbic

“I will always hold a special spot in my heart for her.Mrs.Mickel was a lady that was beautiful inside and out.You don't find many like her.My God...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Connie Costello - NY

“"Ma" will certainly be missed . She was our second mother growing up, many hours were spent at the house. Great memories with her homemade cookies...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Dunston - Carlisle, NY


Carlisle- Helen B. Mickel, 90, of Corbin Hill Road, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady with her loving family at her side.

Born June 3, 1923 in Cobleskill, she was the daughter of Harley and Emmeline (Whitbeck) Holmes.

Helen was a graduate of the former Richmondville Central School and upon marrying Robert Mickel, she assisted in the daily operations of their dairy farm. They also worked together on the mail route covering Central Bridge, Sloansville, and Carlisle. For over twenty years, Helen was the receptionist at Lancaster, Emmons, Surman DDS, PC office in Cobleskill.

She was a member of the Carlisle Presbyterian Church and one of the founding members of the Carlisle Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary.

Spending time with her family is what brought the most pleasure to Helen's life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Mickel, who died Sept.29, 1973, and her brother, Robert Holmes.

Survivors include her three children: Terry (Debra) Mickel of Middleburgh, Susan (John Yerdon) Mickel of Schenectady, and Kevin Mickel of Carlisle; her sister: Alrene Jurusik of Schenectady; seven grandchildren: Alicia (Clint) Birdsall of Claremont, FL, Robyn (Robert) Countryman of Sharon Springs, Stephanie (Carl) Kuiper of Schenectady, Gregory (Donna) Mickel of Sharon Springs, Cory (Michelle) Mickel of Carlisle, Corey Barbic of Amsterdam, and April Barbic of Middleburgh; nine great-grandchildren: Ryan, Robby, Mitchell, Connor, Gabriel, Ethan, Liam, Mason, and CJ Birdsall; four nieces and one nephew.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 20, 2014 at Carlisle Presbyterian Church, State Route 20, Carlisle, with Rev. Bert Mayne officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill on Sunday, January 19th from 2 to 5 PM. Spring interment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to "The Rolphie Fund" care of Linda Karker, 665 Bush Rd., Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Carlisle Presbyterian Church, care of Doris Leverett, PO Box 99, Carlisle, NY 12031.